Why should you record your fitness journey?16 Sep
Are you struggling to get back into fitness? Recording your fitness journey can be an incredible way to not only keep you motivated but help to show how far you’ve come along and push you out of your comfort zone.
Why should you record your fitness journey?
Keeping a record of the journey you’re going on has so many benefits! Creating a plan of action and sticking to this is the first step to success; check out our blog on creating the ultimate fitness plan, or if you’re struggling to fit in a workout as we head more towards normality click here! Keeping on track to your goals is as important as setting those goals in the first place, trying to keep yourself motivated and keep up the routine is super tricky when you’re unsure about whether you feel comfortable heading to the gym, pool and classes or not. Here is how you can develop habits quickly, removing temptations, repeating your new daily routine and more can help you keep up your routine. If you want to workout from home, don’t forget we have an incredible selection of fitness classes on our YouTube channel with some familiar faces!
Workout what exercises are helping you and which aren’t; don’t worry if you feel like you’re better jogging than cycling or vice versa, you can often find that there are specific exercises that you are better at and see more results from.
Tracking your progress:
- Date: date your workouts so you can keep yourself accountable for how many days a week you’re exercising; this will also help you to keep up your habits and work towards establishing a routine.
- Workout: what are you working on? Cardio, weights, flexibility? Find out which area you’re working on and record this; this can also help you work out which areas you’re focusing on the following days!
- Heart rate: keeping a record of your heart rate will not only help you see how long you were exercising for but can help you see how intense your exercise was.
- How easy it felt: of course you don’t want to be working yourself too hard or not hard enough; recording out of 10 or in words how easy your exercise felt can help you see which exercises are best for you, how you can increase or decrease the intensity and more.